Give A Boy A Gun

Give A Boy A Gun

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Baker & Taylor
Events leading up to a night of terror at a high school dance are told from the point of view of various people involved.

& Taylor

Through interviews and letters, tells the fictional story of two boys who hold their classmates hostage at a high school dance, and offers facts about guns and school violence throughout the story.

Simon and Schuster
BANG! Gunshots echo through the gym. Two heavily armed students, Gary and Brendan, hold their classmates hostage at a high school dance. Their targets: the football players and teachers who have tormented them. Their weapons: semiautomatic rifles stolen from a neighbor. Their motive: revenge. In Give a Boy a Gun, the interweaving voices of students, teachers, friends, and the gunmen themselves re-create the harrowing crisis at Middletown High and the reasons behind Gary and Brendan's rampage. Mirroring the voices on each page are facts about guns and school violence that offer a blistering counterpoint to a tragedy that rings dreadfully true to life. A stunning work of fiction taken straight from today's headlines, Give a Boy a Gun is a stirring wake-up call to stop the violence and explore the role of guns in the lives of teenagers.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689811128
Characteristics: 146 p. ; 22 cm


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Jul 21, 2014

one of my all time favorites. i love how, the story is told from every ones differnet point of veiw, like a documentary.

Mar 22, 2013

Wonderful, really captures different view points on gun control and bullying, and the unfortunate relation between the two. Definitly a must read

KJtheEpicFailure Aug 11, 2012

I like how the book is made, with the viewpoints of several different people and the statistics on guns. More people should read this, as with all the bullying of today more people will try to bring guns in school. What Gary and Brendan did wasn't right, no, but if they hadn't been bullied they wouldn't have resorted to such actions. A powerful story with a message to end bullying.


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